I feel you. After a day of work and school, my writing mojo is practically gone. I too need to be better at writing, whether creatively or journaling. Good luck!
My readership has kind of plateaued, and I'd like to start drawing in new people and getting more comments -- I finally get comments on just about every post, but I'd love for commenters to start talking with each other more rather than just to me.
I have a few ideas for making this happen:
-Pitch more guest posts to bloggers with bigger audiences than mine. I did a bunch of guest posts about two years ago, but they were on relatively small blogs and didn't bring me much traffic.
-Engage with the 20SB community again. Hello! I have been terrible about being involved here lately, but I know from my readership survey that my most engaged readers originally found me through 20SB.
-Create another guest post series and do way more upfront planning and strategizing this time. Last time I had some great posts in my "What Marriage Means to Me" series, but I basically just put it up and then hoped people would volunteer to guest post, and it was slow and painful.
If anyone else has suggestions, I'd love to hear them!
I love guest posts. I think they're a great way to introduce yourself to new audiences. We've seen a lot of great series as well. Let us know if you do another one!
Another goal I have is to participate in more synchroblogs. I participated in one back in November and got more new readers that way.
I would really like to grow the number of people who consistently follow my blog. I love sharing my photography with others and like to see other people appreciating my work. My goal, currently, is to get to 200 followers. Right now I am at 61 - so I have a lot of work to do!